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    Quote Originally Posted by BagLady View Post
    1. The Sellers who don't acknowledge your presence.
    2. The Buyers who don't acknowledge your presence.

    Come on! If I'm standing right in front of an object, or worse, looking through a box
    of books, etc., and another buyer "invades" my space, putting their hands in the box, or on the object I'm
    inspecting....Grrrrrr!! Makes me want to turn into "The Hulk"!!
    Let us know - we'll pop up some popcorn and watch the festivities!
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    pulling up to a perpetual yard sale only to realize you have been to it TWICE before... the second time making a mental note to avoid it again.

    I think the people at the sale can hear me driving by cussing. ":P
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    Or when you walk up to a sale and you can clearly see it is junk, and the husband says a thousand dollars takes it all, I then look at him and say, what, you'll pay me a thousand to haul all this to the dump!
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    Or when you pick up an item in the box... you open to see its the item they replaced with the new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltimore View Post
    ...these are issues you have at yard sales?
    I was thinking the same thing... These seem like some pretty specific and unusual problems to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojjax View Post
    I hate it when they set up a card table at the end of the driveway with an alarm clock on it - when the alarm goes off there is a stampede of running people .
    Huh?
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    My pet peeves:
    1. Signs that are way too small and difficult to read. How the frick can I read a 6" sign at 30 mph. (went to one sale, They had a post it note for a sign. I talked to them about that, The next week, their sign was 6'x 4' Biggest sign I've ever seen!)
    2. People who ask, "are you going to re-sell this?" It's NOYDB. (I usually say, "Why, do you want to buy it?")
    3. People who think that crap they bought from the home shopping network is highly collectable. ("anything made to be a collectible, isn't.)
    4. People who try to charge according to what they saw on storage wars or American pickers. (If you want to be on TV, go for "America's Dumbest Homeowners.")
    5. Dirty baby clothes thrown out on the driveway is not an estate sale. (To many people "estate sale," means "My stuff is too good for a garage sale... It rarely is.)
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    Someone who no matter how many times you ask cannot seem to give you a price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AARC View Post
    Someone who no matter how many times you ask cannot seem to give you a price.
    When that happens I tend to just offer $1 or something really low. When they get offended I then ask "so how much do you want for it then" or something like that.
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    On more than one occasion - Finding a desirable object and asking the seller how much? "Let me look that up on ebay!" (phone comes out and I walk away)

    Bankrupt antique shop moves to the house, garage sale held, same prices as in the antique shop.

    Sales that start at 6, 7 or 8 am and stating no early birds, and at 6, 7, or 8, they come out with their coffee cup in one hand, and a box in the other, and take their time setting up.

    Yuppies that believe their used stuff is valuable because they overpaid retail for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejapooh View Post
    1. Signs that are way too small and difficult to read.

    3. People who think that crap they bought from the home shopping network is highly collectable

    5. Dirty baby clothes thrown out on the driveway is not an estate sale.

    To many people "estate sale," means "My stuff is too good for a garage sale
    let me elaberate on your list.

    #1 this too is my biggest pet peeve. corrugated box parts and the writing instrument? pencil OR they let the 10 year old girl make the signs with 5 colors and glitter.

    #3 I spent almost $200 on coins and currency bought on one of those coin shopping channels. But the neat part, the son in law, just wanted to get rid of it. He offered me everything at FACE VALUE. If a framed item had 5 indian heads and 2 buffalos I paid .15 ect, ect It filled the back of my car. Sold or traded 99% of it.

    #5 piles and piles of clothes don't bother me. The pile is already being picked over by non-residents and their anchor babies. Its when I walk up and a seller tries to get me to buy used clothes. My common answer is "I don't do clothes"

    ESTATE SALE means grandma died and we are selling her bedpan and walker.
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    The never ending garage sale- The guy who has the same junk every single week. And he has different signs. so I won't go every time but sometimes it catches me offguard until I pull up in front of the house.


    Creepy yard sale listings. I'll just add a photo!

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    The cash for gold guy- (I would sometimes fall under this category) however last house I was at this another guy stopped by, took one of the ladies cards who is a realtor. As I was looking at her gold necklace and rings, he stood over my shoulder. She asked him to leave, and then he called her cell phone 24 times after that.
    (Not very professional)

    Last one is community yard sales with no sense of direction. Some of them are very organized, it will be one way around the neighborhood or only park on one side. Or they will have somebody directing traffic. Or there's the other case scenario, when you get people parking across from each other and then someone parking in the middle of the road. making it stop traffic for 20 minutes or half hour because everybody's an idiot. I've actually started carrying a bicycle and backpack in my van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachkid23 View Post
    The never ending garage sale- The guy who has the same junk every single week. And he has different signs. so I won't go every time but sometimes it catches me offguard until I pull up in front of the house.
    Time to pull down some signs.
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    at yard sales I am dollardan

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    [QUOTE=Beachkid23;5188467]The never ending garage sale- The guy who has the same junk every single week. And he has different signs. so I won't go every time but sometimes it catches me offguard until I pull up in front of the house.


    We have a couple that hit all the garage sales then bring the stuff home to their...... never ending sale. (double the price)
    This is a small town so we caught on quick!
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    ok ok I'll have to add to this..............I used to hit the yard sales.

    Driving down the main road & I see a 4 foot square raw wood panel, spray painted "YARD SALE" with an arrow.
    So I follow the signs like a street maze......finally arrive & there's a table with a person behind it on the driveway,
    Clothes strowed all over the ground with a bunch of kids jumping on the clothes.......ooooh baby what a waste of time!!!!

    I see that so much here I stopped going.

    Shouldn't it be called a rummage sale?
    Last edited by Carrol; Nov 16, 2016 at 09:26 PM.
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